A Detailed Map of Middle Earth Drawn on A Starbucks Coffee Cup


Besides providing a place for their ubiquitous mermaid logo, an ingredient checklist, and your name spelled wrong, Starbuck’s coffee cups are a great blank canvas to create art.

However, we’ve never seen cartography involved in Starbucks cup art — which makes this detailed map of Middle Earth from The Lord of The Rings that much more impressive. Even better, it was left behind by the unknown artist for a Starbucks barista to find.

As far as we know, all the map points are spelled correctly. Can any Hobbits out there confirm this?



[link, via Laughing Squid]

Gingerbread Smaug Will Help Guard Your Christmas Treasure


If you made any gingerbread structures for Christmas… prepare to feel bad about yourself.

Gingerbread Smaug was created by 27-year old Caroline Erikkson. Each one of the dragon’s impenetrable scales was created out of cookie, along with its impressive wings and fire-breathing noggin.

Create one of your own to help guard your Christmas loot. Then make some dwarf gingerbread men and recreate that scene in The Hobbit where they get dunked in milk and have their heads bitten off.*

may or may not have happened in the actual movie.

[via MAKE]

The Hobbit Beers For Precious Drinking


If you’re looking for one beer to rule them all, you now have your choice of three. BevLink and Fish Brewing have entered a fellowship to bring us a trilogy of beers inspired by The Hobbit movies.

Gollum Precious Pils starts the series off with a strong Imperial Pils, that will certainly go over well at the Shire. Smaug Stout is in the middle with a Russian Imperial Stout. Bolg Belgian Tripel, inspired by the white orc chieftain, concludes the series.

The Hobbit series will start shipping this week, beginning “in the West,” and should make its way throughout the land shortly.





[via Thrillist]

The Greatest Hobbit Hole Cake That You’ll See Today


One lucky little Lord of The Rings fan got the ultimate birthday treat with The Hobbit Hole Birthday Cake.

Created by New Jersey-based cake artists Pink Cake Box — the Hobbit home is so well-done and adorable, you’d swear that there were tiny little hobbits and an old wizard inside. Mmmm… Gandalfy.

[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]

The Lord of the Rings Dining Room Set


If you have a large fellowship to feed, the Lord of The Rings Dining Room Set may provide a suitable place to convene. Besides the centerpiece of ‘The Ring’ chandelier, the chairs are engraved with the White Tree of Gondor on the front, and the Eye of Sauron on the back.

Sturdy enough to support any large human, or a healthy dwarf — the set was created by a company called Middle Earth Furniture — seriously.

[via Neatorama and Techabob]